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Moon Sighting - رؤية الهلال

Our community makes effort throughout the year to maintain the Sunnah of sighting the crescent moon (hilal) in order to establish the beginnings of Islamic months. An archive history of moon sighting results is maintained here.


To receive monthly text message notification of moon sighting for Rome, GA, text @hijri1438 to 81010. When you receive a confirmation text back, reply with your name to join the message group.

Recent Announcements

First day of Ramadhan 1440 AH is Monday, May 6th, 2019.

Posted May 6, 2019 under Calendar.

First day of Muharram 1440 is Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 

Posted Sep 11, 2018 under Calendar.

(View all calendar announcements here.)

شرائح العرض


Presentations to the community were made in May 2017 to explain some of the issues surrounding moon sighting with respect to Ramadhan and the two Eids. Below are the slides, handouts, and recording of one of the sessions.

 Comments/questions/corrections regarding the presentation below are much appreciated. Please email us at:


وصلات والمراجع

Links and Resources

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